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How to Reduce Your Water Bills


When it comes to running your home, there are many considerations you need to make. Are you paying too much for electricity? Is your home as secure as it can be? Are your appliances working as efficiently as they can? One thing that not many homeowners think of on a daily basis, and yet do use on a daily basis, is their Encinitas, CA plumbing system.

You might be surprised to find that you’re paying way more than necessary on your water bills, either due to inefficient plumbing fixtures or plumbing that has been damaged and is leaking. Keep reading for some not-so-widely-known tips on how to reduce your water bills!

Eliminate Water Wasting Appliances

Just like there are cars out there that are referred to as “gas guzzlers,” there are plumbing fixtures in your home that are water guzzlers—that is, they use way too much water and end up costing you more than you should have to pay in order to use.

Traditional toilets are at the top of the list, as are top-loading washing machines. When shopping for new plumbing appliances or upgrading your existing ones, look for WaterSense and EnergyStar seals, both of which indicate that the machine runs on about 35-50% less water, and also significantly less energy.

The Benefits of Low Flow Toilets

Let’s talk some more about your toilets. Sure this may seem like a random topic of conversation, but hear us out! Conventional toilets typically use 3.5 gallons of water per flush, but they don’t need to! This is incredibly wasteful and can be improved dramatically by having low flow toilets installed.

Low flow models use as little as 1.6 gallons of water per flush, resulting in better toilet performance, improved water efficiency, and an adaptable design (there’s no difference between the actual size and shape of these toilets, so no adjustments have to be made to accommodate their installation).

Have Leaks Repaired Right Away

Were you aware that over the course of a year, even the smallest of drips from a faucet could waste gallons of water? Not only is this not very environmentally conscious, but it’s a huge drain on your wallet as well.

No matter what type of leak you have in your home, it’s imperative that you have it professionally repaired as soon as you can. This is especially true in the case of leaks that are behind walls or beneath slabs. The problem is, by the time you notice one of these leaks, the majority of the damage has been done right away.

So not only will you be faced with significant property damage if you let the problem persist, but you’ll be practically throwing your money away. If you’re alerted to a plumbing leak or if you suspect one, the best thing you can do to minimize loss is to get in touch with our plumbers today.

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